Cosmetic surgery is an increasingly appealing option at this time of year as the sun appears and people prepare to bare their bodies on holiday. Treatments such as liposuction and body contouring, breast augmentation and breast lifts are very popular among women, but the summer body panic is not restricted to females, with cosmetic surgeons reporting an increase in the number of men seeking treatment to enhance their physique.
Why are more men having surgery?
Men who are familiar with Men’s Health covers, Abercrombie and Fitch models and posters of well-known Euro 2012 stars may be dreading baring their bodies on the beach, fearing that what they have to offer doesn’t quite match the tanned, toned torsos on parade in magazines and billboards. Thankfully, for those who are worried about ‘moobs’, love handles or wrinkles, there is an array of treatments now available to men.
Which treatments do men go for?
In the past, the most popular treatments for men included rhinoplasty (more commonly known as a nose job) and otoplasty (pinning back the ears), but over the course of the last few years, body contouring treatments have become increasingly popular, as men look to replicate the muscular, taut physiques showcased by elite athletes and gym bunnies. Developments in cosmetic surgery mean that treatment is simpler, safer and quicker than ever before and cosmetic surgery is no longer a taboo subject, meaning men do not have to fear ridicule for having surgery.
Treatments, such as Vaser Hi-Def liposuction, are popular because they create definition and tone, while male breast reduction, designed to remove excess fat from the chest, has also become increasingly popular. Male boobs commonly referred to as ‘moobs’ have appeared in many television programmes and are discussed in health magazines. People may joke about moobs, but for some men, this is a serious issue, which affects their confidence, especially in the summer months when you want to wear less clothing. A simple procedure can now eradicate these problems and help men to feel confident in time for trips to the beach.